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Where to buy live lobsters (Brooklyn)?

mahjede Jun 22, 2010 12:42 PM

Where would you recommend getting the best bang for buck on some live lobsters. I'm not against paying more for quality but I don't want to be overcharged. I'd like to stay in Brooklyn but am willing to go into manhattan if need be. Thanks!

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    MrsT Jun 22, 2010 03:06 PM

    Jordan's Lobster Dock in Sheepshead Bay may sell live lobsters. Fairway also sells them live. There used to be a place near Kings Plaza on Flatbush, I think it was called Nick's. I don't know if it's still there though.

    Jordan's Lobster Dock
    3165 Harkness Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

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    1. re: MrsT
      jen kalb Jun 22, 2010 03:20 PM

      Brooklyn Chinatown, Id think

      1. re: jen kalb
        BMartin Jun 22, 2010 03:35 PM

        Yes the Hong Kong Supermarket on 8th Ave and 60th Street. Plus there are many fish places up and down the Avenue.

        Hong Kong Supermarket
        6013 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

        1. re: BMartin
          JonL Jun 22, 2010 04:03 PM

          In terms of bang/buck, only you can know how much buck you want to give for how much bang but...keep you eyes on the online Fairway weekly specials. When they are on, the prices are non-tiered----a 3 lb'er will cost the same per lb. as a 1 1/2. Last week they were, I think, $7 or $8. Last year they got as low as....$6? Can't recall. Canadian lobsters, I believe.

          1. re: JonL
            Asumnuthin Jun 23, 2010 05:47 AM

            I 2nd Fairway
            thats where I typically get mine

            1. re: JonL
              Puppimus Jun 23, 2010 11:31 AM

              Yes, I got one at Fairway last week that was about 3.3 lbs and cost $26. And it was gooooood.

      2. Steve R Jun 23, 2010 11:11 AM

        We used to drive to Jordan's (nice large tanks) for ours but, since Fairway opened, we go there. I think that their prices are fine and the quality is very good. Of course, now that Red Hook has the Lobster Pound on Van Brundt, that seems a logical choice as well, although I hear that the prices are high and I havent yet been.

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          BklnChicken Jun 25, 2010 10:08 AM

          Fish Tales has live lobsters. Doesn't it? Never the best prices, but consistently high quality and great service.

          Fish Tales
          191 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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            JonL Jul 3, 2010 05:53 AM

            $6/lb right now (and through the week) at Fairway. Many. Big.

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              dustym Jul 4, 2010 02:09 PM

              Red Hook Lobster Pound is worth a look. Fairway is going to be cheaper, though.


              Red Hook Lobster Pound
              284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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                sushiman Sep 23, 2010 08:46 AM

                The fishmonger on Metrolpolitan Ave. in East Williamsburg has them. I think that it is the corner of Lorimer.

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